Acclaimed Writer Reads at Chatham Tonight



Fiction writer Lan Samantha Chang — who also directs the renowned University of Iowa Writers Workshop — will read from her work at Chatham University.


Chang first gained acclaim in the 1990s, with her work featured in a couple of those annual Best American Short Story anthologies and 1998’s critically hailed Hunger: A Novella and Stories. The latter explores the lives of Chinese immigrants in America.

She has also published two novels, 2004’s Inheritance and 2010’s All Is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost. And since 2006, she has been director of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop.

The reading is at 8 p.m. in the Welker Room of the James Laughlin Music Hall, on Chatham’s Shadyside campus.

The event, , part of Chatham’s Melanie Brown Lecturer Series, is sponsored by the school’s graduate creative-writing program.

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